Skipping for fitness, fun and funds at Meadowside

Children at Meadowside School, Knaresborough, enjoy their skipping lesson (S)
Children at Meadowside School, Knaresborough, enjoy their skipping lesson (S)

Children at Meadowside School in Knaresborough have taken a break from their usual lessons to spend a session learning about skipping.

As part of the school’s new playtime improvements, a team of skipping specialists came in on Friday, March 1 to instruct pupils on moves such as hopscotch, straddles and double unders.

Even the teachers joined in and the midday supervisor staff had a session on how to swing the ropes correctly and safely for Double Dutch skipping. The children were not just skipping for fun and fitness – all week they had been putting their new skills into practice to raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign.